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Turkey: Coronavirus death toll hits 1,101

ANKARA Turkey on Saturday reported 95 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,101. The total number of confirmed...

Monkeypox kills 10 in DR Congo

YAOUNDE, Cameroon A monkeypox outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) has claimed 10 lives, while 141 people have been infected so far, local media reported on Tuesday. “From the...

Coronavirus cases in Afghanistan near 1,500

KABUL The number of coronavirus cases in Afghanistan is now close to 1,500 and the death toll near 50, authorities said on Saturday. The country’s Health Ministry said the overall case...

Iran records more virus deaths, toll nears 5,900

ISTANBUL  The death toll in Iran from the coronavirus surged to 5,877 as 71 new deaths were reported, state media said on Tuesday. A total of 1,112 more people tested positive...

Bangladesh: 11% COVID-19 cases among health workers

DHAKA, Bangladesh Hundreds of doctors and health workers have been infected with coronavirus in Bangladesh, making up 11% of the total infections reported in the country. Bangladesh Medical Association president Dr....

Spain counts 164 more deaths, lowest number in weeks

OVIEDO, Spain The number of daily COVID-19 deaths and infections in Spain dropped substantially again on Sunday, according to Spanish Health Ministry data.  Official data confirmed 164 more deaths in the...

EU hosts pledge drive for COVID-19 vaccine, treatment

BRUSSELS Today could mark a turning point in the fight against coronavirus, European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday at the opening of a pledge drive for...

UK lab publishes landmark genetic study on coronavirus

LONDON A UK-based genetics lab on Wednesday announced that it had made important progress in understanding the novel coronavirus, thus helping find clues as to how to develop drugs and...

India: Hospitals reject COVID-19 patient due to lack of beds

NEW DELHI For 58-year-old Akbar Ali’s family, the last 24 hours have been nothing short of a nightmare as the local vendor with a critical heart problem has been rejected...

US coronavirus death toll tops 85,000: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON The death toll in the US from the novel coronavirus surpassed the 85,000 mark Thursday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The Maryland-based university's running tally counted 85,066...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...